A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

Understanding your English level

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the system that defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for languages, including English.

There are six levels of reference, divided into three blocks: basic user for levels A1 and A2, independent user for B1 and B2 and proficient user for C1 and C2.

English level A2 describes basic users of the language. Learners at this level can communicate in everyday situations with common expressions and elementary vocabulary.

Skills at A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

What can an A2-level learner of English do? 

  • They can understand sentences and common expressions about familiar topics, including very basic personal and family information, shopping, places of interest and work. 
  • They can communicate in simple, everyday tasks that require only simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar topics.
  • They can describe aspects of their past, environment and matters related to their immediate needs, using simple language.

Online courses at this level

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